Hayley Barker

Born in Oregon, 1973 

Lives in Los Angeles


MA & MFA Intermedia, University of Iowa, IA, 2001

BA Fine Arts, University of Oregon, OR, 1996

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

6/2023: "Last Morning at El Centro," CVG Foundation, Beijing

2/2023: “Laguna Castle,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles

7/2022: "BOZO HOUSE," BozoMag, Los Angeles

4/2022: “The Spider: Hayley Barker & Shari Urquhart,” SHRINE, New York City

9/2021: “Incense,” The Armory Art Fair with SHRINE, New York City

10/2020: "The Grass is Blue,” SHRINE, New York City

10/2019: “LATE BLOOMER” BozoMag, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions:

7/2023: "PUBLIC PRIVATE," Pond Society, Shanghai

6/2023: "PRESENT ’23: Building the Scantland Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art," Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

2/2023: “Death of the Outsider,” SHRINE, Los Angeles

4/2022: “Unnatural Nature: Post-Pop Landscapes,” Acquavella, New York City

1/2022: “Shrubs,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles

5/2021: “36 Paintings,” Harper’s, East Hampton, NY

11/2020: “Eartha,” Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

5/2020: “New Beginnings...,” Nicodim, Los Angeles 3/2020: “Connections,” SHRINE, New York

3/2020: “Conscious Collaboration with Spirit, SOIL Gallery, Seaple, WA

2/2020: “Psithurism: Visionary West,” Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University

7/2019: “Summer Formal,” La Loma Projects, Los Angeles

10/2018: Sexy Beast Auction for Planned Parenthood, Curated by Night Gallery, Los Angeles

7/2018: "Burchfied's Influence," Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID

6/2018: "Take Care," Gas, Los Angeles

4/2018: "The Divine Joke," Curated by Barry Schwabsky, Anita Rogers Gallery, New York City

12/2017: Binder of Women, The Pit, Glendale, CA

5/2017: "The Upside of Her Hell," BozoMag, Beverly Hills, CA

5/2016: "A Space Born," Egyptian Art & Antiques, Beverly Hills

2/2016: "Rob Pruip's Flea Market," Los Angeles


2021: Steep Rock Artist Residency, Washington, CT 

2018: Gas, Residency, Los Angeles, CA

2013: Caldera Artist in Residence

Selected Reviews/Features:

6/2023: "Hayley Barker," Revue Eclipse

2/2023: “A Brush with the Californian Sublime,” Jennifer Remenchik, Hyperallergic

2/2023: “Hayley Barker Takes Us Back to The ‘Laguna Castle,’” Gwynn Vitello, Juxtapoz Magazine

2/2023: “New Programme Matches Artists with Los Angeles Communities for Residencies,” Lyndsay Knecht, The Art Newspaper

2/2023: “Hayley Barker’s Visions of Nature,” Michael Slenske, W Magazine

9/2022: “Full of Life: Hayley Barker,” Paul Maziar, Bomb Magazine

4/2022: “The Spider: Shari Urquhart and Hayley Barker at Shrine,” Juxtapoz

2/2021: Openings: Hayley Barker, Barry Schwabsky, Artforum (Print) 12/7/2020: “The Allure of Interconnection,” Lindsay Costello, Oregon ArtsWatch

11/30/2020: “Hayley Barker’s Landscapes Embody A Feminine, Earth-Based Spirituality,” Brienne Walsh, Forbes 

8/2020: “Turning to Art for Spiritual Sustenance,” Jennifer Remenchik, Hyperallergic

5/2020: “Women in Repose: Hayley Barker; Radioactive Paintings,” Julie Schulte, Artillery

11/2019: “Hayley Barker’s LATE BLOOMER: Love Everything That Flows,” Paul Maziar, LA Weekly

11/2019: KCRW Art Insider, Feature, Lyndsay Preston Zappas, KCRW 

9/2019: Review of “Summer Formal” at La Loma Projects,” Lorraine Heitzman, Art and Cake 

3/2019: “In SoCal, Artists Foster Roving, Alternative Spaces in Face of Change,” Jennifer Remenchik, Hyperallergic

7/2/18: "take care," Artforum Critics Pick, Arshy Azizi, Artforum 

4/17/18: " AirTight Garage." David Pagel, LA Times

4/2018: “The Divine Joke,” Exhibition Essay, Barry Schwabsky, Anita Rogers Gallery, New York

2/12/18: "Spirit Bodies: on the work of Hayley Barker," Jennifer Remenchik, CurateLA Blog 2/2018: Feature Review of "AMPM," Richard Speer, Visual Art Source Online

8/16/2017: “Goddess Ghosts,” Catherine Wagley, LA Weekly

2015: “Artists Make Good Theologians,” Sarah Sentilles, Harvard Divinity Bulletin

5/12/2014: "Apparition Hill" Review, John Motley, The Oregonian

5/11/2014: Visual Art Source Editorial Feature: Apparition Hill", Richard Speer, Visual Art Source

4/28/2014: "The Longing to See: Barker’s 'Apparition Hill'", Sarah Senles, Oregon ArtsWatch

10/2011: Review of “Cathedrals,” Sue Taylor, Art in America

6/2/2011: “Extolling Nature’s Cathedrals,” John Motley, The Oregonian

Selected Bibliography:

11/2022: “Mutant Musings on time, magic, animism, transitional moments, and more with Hayley Barker,” Edgar Fabián Frías

3/2020: Episode 84: Akina Cox & Hayley Barker, The People podcast

3/2018: Full Blede Issue 4: The Pattern, Edited by Sacha Baumann

1/2018: “Vintage Self Help," 2nd edition, Zine, Published in collaboration with Williamson Knight & BozoMag, Designed and printed by Sheila Laufer, Egg Press, Portland, OR

12/2017: "BEDDRAWINGS: DARK GODDESSES QUEENS SWAMP THINGS," Zine, Self-published, Designed and edited by Antonia Pinter

5/2017: "Vintage Self Help," 1st edition, book of short essays, Edited by Katie Ford, Published by Cherry & Lucic, Designed and printed by Sammie Cepa, Portland


The Brooklyn Museum, New York

Yageo Foundation, Taiwan

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

1% for the Arts, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa